The words fabric and cloth are used in textile assembly trades (such as tailoring and dressmaking) as synonyms for textile. However, there are subtle differences in these terms in specialized usage. Textile refers to any material made of interlacing fibres. Fabric refers to any material made through weaving, knitting, spreading, crocheting, or bonding that may be used in production of further goods (garments, etc.). Cloth may be used synonymously with fabric but often refers to a finished piece of fabric used for a specific purpose (e.g., table cloth).
The word 'textile' is from Latin, from the adjective textilis, meaning 'woven', from textus, the past participle of the verb texere, 'to weave'.
(MENAFN - The Conversation) Earlier this year, fast fashion retailer Zara released its first womenswear collection made of recycled poly-cotton textile waste . The collection is available for sale ... .
China National Textile and Apparel Council released its latest progress in the sustainable development of the country's textile and apparel industry on Friday, as Sept 22 marks the three-year anniversary after China proposed its dual carbon goals.